Celebrities can get really creative when it comes to naming their offsprings. We have encountered and are now used to such names as Apple, North, Princess or Pilot Inspektor for celebrity babies. Nonetheless, some make really stylish and « mundane-ly » wearable choices. I chose to cover only celebrities who have two, or more children in order to get a sense of pattern, a name style. The list is not comprehensive, of course, but I like the following :
All of Sylvester Stallone’s children have an –s starting name like dad. His 3 daughters are Sophia (b.1996), Sistine (as in the famous Roman chapel, b.1998) and Scarlet (b.2002). They all share the parents-favorite middle name Rose. His sons are Sage Moonblood (b.1976-d.2012) and Seargeoh (b.1979).
Bruce Willis has 5 daughters: Rumer (b.1988), Scout La Rue (b.1991) and Tallulah Belle (b.1994) with ex-Demi Moore. Mabel Ray (b.2012) and Evelyn Penn (b.2014) are Willis’ newest additions with partner Emma Heming. I prefer Bruce’s latest choices who are sweet and retro.
Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are parents to Dylan Michael (b.2000) and Carys Zeta (b.2003), the middle names are obvious nods to dad and mom, respectively. The children share the letters a and y. Carys is a lovely greek and Welsh (mom has Welsh roots) name meaning « love » or « grace ».
Jaime King is now a mom of two : James Knight was born in 2013 and Leo Thames joined the family in July 2015. James and mom share a similar name (she sometimes goes by James or Jamie) and the middle Knight is a title, just as King. Thames is the famous Londonian river but I don’t know if it has a particular meaning for the couple.
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have four children : three boys, Dashiell John (b.2001), Roman Robert (b.2004), Ignatius Martin (b.2008) and adopted a little girl in 2015, Edith Vivian Patricia. All choices are exquisitely refined, vintage and stylish. The boys’ first name is more daring and the middle is more traditional. Edith’s name fits right in with the rest of the brood.
Kourtney Kardashian and her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick have three little ones : Mason Dash (b.2009), Penelope Scotland (b.2012) and Reign Aston (b.2014). Kourtney was the first to break from family tradition of –k beginning names but chose to honor her heritage by giving her first two children the middle names Dash (a nod to the name Kardashian, also their store name) and Scotland (for dad Scott probably). She has said in the past that the first names were ones she liked, without a particular significance. Reign was a top contender for daughter Penelope, spelled Rain, and Aston is certainly a nod to the Aston Martin car brand.
Una (Theresa Imogene) Healy (former member of The Saturdays) and Ben Foden are parents to two Irish babes : Aoife « eefa » Belle (b.2012) and Tadhg « tyg » John (b.2015). I absolutely love those names and the fact that the couple stuck with the Irish spelling even if and can get quite challenging for non-initiates.
Cindy Crawford and Kande Gerber have two children turned models : Presley Walker (b.1999) and Kaia Jordan (b.2001). Presley and Jordan are unisex but Walker and Kaia are all-boy/all-girl names.
Autumn Reeser is mom to Finneus James (b.2011) and Dashiell Ford (b.2013) with Jesse Warren. Similarly to Cate Blanchett (who shares a Dashiell) these names are sweetly vintage but perfectly wearable and fresh for children in 2015.
Stylist Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman have two sons : Skyler Morrison (b.2011) and Kaius « Kai » Jagger (b.2013). The first names are fun, even if brothers nicknamed Sky and Kai may be a bit much. The middle names seem to honor two legendary musicians : Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger.
Personal trainer Jillian Michaels and her partner Heidi Rhoades became parents twice the same year to adopted daughter Lukensia and bio to Phoenix (boy).
Patrick Dempsey has three children with Jillian Fink : Talula Fyfe (b.2002) and twin boys Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen (b.2007). Their choices are nice, also rooted in their Irish heritage.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel have two children : Theodore Norman (b.2007) and Beatrice Jean (b.2012), both feel beautifully vintage. Shortened to Theo and Bea, they are spunky and modern.
Model Molly Sims has Brooks Alan (b.2012) and Scarlett May (b.2015) with husband Scott Stuber. Brooks and Scarlett are new parents favorites: Atticus, Cyrus, Miles, Otis or Gus are a few examples of -s ending names for boys that are getting attention and Scarlett is going strong, climbing steadily the U.S. top 100.
Matt Damon is married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, she has a daughter from a previous marriage, Alexia (b.1999). Together, they have 3 girls: Isabella (b. 2006), Gia Zavala (b. 2008) and Stella Zavala (b. 2010). They seem to have honored mom’s side with Spanish and Italian influenced names that are fashionable in the U.S.A. with their exotic and romantic feel.
Matt’s good pal Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have 3 children together: Violet Anne (b.2005), Seraphina Rose Elizabeth (b.2009) and Samuel Garner (b.2012). Seraphina has the most “out there” name of the three but the sibset remains traditional.
Autumn James and Atticus James are Jennifer Love Hewitt’s children. If Jennifer happens to have a third child, will she pursue the A.J. trend, or even the A. James trend, or will she go a totally different direction? Autumn is fresh, just like Christina Aguilera’s daughter Summer Rain (b.2014). Atticus can be a reference to the How To Kill a Mockingbird character.
Peter Facinelli and Jennifer Garth have 3 daughters : Luca Bella (b.1997), Lola Ray (b.2002) and Fiona Eve (b.2006) Facinelli. The Italian heritage is palpable.
Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly have two daughters : Pearl Clementine (b.2012) and Andy Rose (b.2015). Both names are super sweet and fitted for Southern belles.
Anne Heche sons are (interestingly) named Homer Laffoon (b.2002) and Atlas Heche Tupper (b.2009), two strong mythological references.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have a beautiful family of 2 boys and 2 girls: Liam Aaron, Stella Doreen, Hattie Margaret and Finn Davey. Hattie has the most retro name, usually a nickname for Harriet but she doesn’t stand out in a bad way from short and spunky siblings Liam, Stella and Finn.
Her brother, Randy Spelling and wife Leah have two girls named Sage Aurelia and Lotus Elodie,*swoon*…
Like Spelling, Rosie Pope and husband Daron have a perfect 4: their two sons, James Roderick “J.R.” (b.2008) and Wellington “Wells” Reade (b.2011) followed by two daughters, Vivienne Madison (b.2012) and Bridget Monroe (b.2014). The girls share the same middle name initial, “M” and the boys, “R”. The sibset is a retro perfection.
Shakira and soccer player Gerard Piqué considered Ulisses for their firstborn who eventually became Milan (b.2013). Sasha (boy) joined the family in 2015. The names are really cute even if Sasha is more on the girls’ side in the U.S., it’s a good surprise to hear it for a boy (like in French-speaking countries).
Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly is a mom of 3: Edward Yates “Yates” (b.2009), Yardley Evans (girl, b.2011) and Thatcher Bray Brunt (b.2013). She used to -y starting names for her first two children but Thatcher is able to share the same style.
Sonny with a Chance’s Tiffany Thornton has two boys: Kenneth James (b.2012) and Bentley Cash (b.2014) Carney. Her choices are cute and fit for boys who will later, become men.
Brooke Burke is a mom of 4: she has two daughters, Neriah and Sierra Sky Fisher and a boy and a girl with David Charvet: Shaya Braven (boy) and Heaven Rain (girl).
Chord Overstreet, Nash (Hot Chelle Rae’s guitarist) and sisters Summer, Harmony, Skye and Charity are country singer’s Paul Overstreet’s children. All family members have are word names and creative ones!
Drew Barrymore is mom to Olive Barrymore and Frankie Barrymore (girl). She has explained Olive came to her as she was reading a pregnancy book that said her baby was the size of an olive. When Frankie arrived, the only thing she liked in the kitchen was Pepper ! Frankie stands by itself and is really complimentary to her big sister’s.
Singer Jessie James and football player Eric Decker have lovely Vivianne Rose (b.2014) (the Vivienne spelling is more popular) and their baby boy is on his way, I’m expecting a down-to-earth and “cowboy” name like Jackson, Everett or Wyatt.
EDIT: Jessie James just revealed her baby boy’s name: Eric Thomas, like dad.
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen (a.k.a. Borat) and Isla Fisher have 3 little ones: Olive (b.2007), Elula Lottie Miriam (b.2010) and Montgomery Moses Brian (b.2015). I love those Hebrew and English names mixes. Isla herself has an Hebrew name, Ayala, she chose it when she converted to Judaism.
Harper Renn (b.2010) and Holt Fisher (b.2015) are Tiffani Amber Thiessen and Brady Smith’s kids. Both children share the initial -h and follow the trends of unisex names and last names as firsts.
Dawson’s Creek‘s James Van Der Beek is dad to classic and pretty Olivia (b.2010), Joshua (b.2012) and Annabel Leah (b.2014).
Jenna Von Oy and Brad Bratcher are parents to two girls: Gray Audrey (b.2012) and Marlowe Monroe (b.2014). Both names are clearly alliterative (-ay sound for baby #1 and MM repeat for baby #2) but they are quite catchy and pretty.
Kistin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have two sons: Camdem Jack (b.2012) and Jaxon Wyatt (b.2014). They are now expecting a daughter, their style is a bit, don’t take it the wrong way, hipster. Maybe June as a middle name, in order to follow the -j “pattern” and, as a first, a unisex name or a name ending in -a… Either: Quinn, Avery, Hadley, Brooklyn, Hazel, Matilda, India, Ruby, Olivia or Emma.
Honor Marie (b.2008) and Haven Garner (b.2011) are Jessica Alba and Cash Warren’s two daughters. The two are absolute dolls. I like their names, they’re not frilly but they are, without a doubt, feminine. They share the initial -h and are both “virtue” names.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are parents to India Rose (b.2012) and twins Sasha & Tristan (b.2014). I like their choices because parents are from different cultures, making their children’s identity international.
Actor Greg Kinnear is a girls’ dad: he has Lily Katherine (b.2003) and Audrey Mae (b.2006) and Kate Grace (b.2009). Those names follow the trends: the first is distinctive but not unheard of and Mae, Grace or Rose as middles are very popular choices.
Full House‘s Marla Sokoloff and her music composer husband Alec Puro have daughters Elliotte Anne (b.2012) and Olive Mae (b.2015).
British singer Lily Allen is mom to Ethel Mary (b. 2011) and Marnie Rose (b.2013). I absolutely love Lily’s choices because they are “unusual” and grandma names but are 100% worth bringing back!
NCIS‘ Chris O’Donnell has 5 children with his wife Caroline Fentress: Lily Anne, Christopher “Chip” O’Donnel Jr., Charles “Charlie” McHugh, Finley (boy) and Maeve Frances O’Donnell (b.2007).
Kevin Zegers and wife Jaime Feld just welcomed twin girls Zoe Madison and Blake Everleigh. I like Blake Everleigh’s name as a whole better because her names are less popular than her sister’s but the two are cute together.
Ali Larter has two children with Hayes MacArthur: Theodore Hayes MacArthur (b.2010) and Vivienne Margaret (b.2015). Her choices are a blend of Rosie Pope and Bryce Dallas Howard so, that’s good!
N.B.: I know this post is about sibsets but here are 3 singletons I want to highlighten:
Ben Haggerty, a.k.a. Macklemore recenbtly welcomed a daughter named Sloane Eva Simone Haggerty (b.2015) with Tricia Davis.
Singer Ludacris and wife Eudoxie had their first baby and named her Cadence Gaëlle Bridges. I love the musical reference with the choice of soft and feminine Cadence.
High School Musical’s alum Kaycee Stroh has always loved the letter “Z” and named her daughter Zetta Lee Higginson, a nice twist on Etta.
I hope you liked my
long post. What are your favorite Hollywood sibsets? Can you think of others?